Friday, April 12, 2019

April 12th

A beautiful morning in South Texas!!!!!  71 degrees this morning and a high of 87, 93 Saturday and a cold front coming in  with a chilly 69 degrees Sunday morning and high only 80!! then back to low 90's. Met Marge and Ann coming from the pool yesterday enjoying the beautiful weather, and they said "We're lovin it glad we are still here!" Judy Nordquist was  to fly in to Minneapolis but changed her reservation for  about a week later.
Today is our first coffee and donut Friday, or as Darlene puts it coffee and conversation for those who don't eat donuts but still come to have coffee and visit. We get to share things happening around the park and any news from folks up North.One bit of news this morning was there are 5 big dogs coming in the park at night, they killed a black tamed cat Wed. night and last night another tamed cat a gold and white one. We need some help with this.
There are cards up we are signing, one to Ken and Sue Barnhart, Ken's Brother passed away, also one for Marlene Prohaska, surgery.

I have a picture of men tearing up and getting rid of old concrete, I believe it's lot 23. Bill Jones will have a new Park Model moved in on that spot
The new concrete pad was poured right a way and I think the new park model coming in this coming week.
I see the maintenance men are painting numbers on the curbs, some have faded or worn away  pretty bad. Bobby used to do that job, so we know how difficult it is, as some of the curbs are real bumpy and hard to get the numbers to look right, the smooth curbs are easier to paint on.
We had a good rain last week but the last few days were hot and dry and windy so we dry out fast. Yards looking pretty and green!  Oh, my jaapeno, cilanro, and herbs plants are flourishing and I have seen some lucky folks are getting nice tomatos on their plants, we have no luck with tomatos for some reason, so I didnt bother planting any this year. the pecan tree is leafing out, hoping fro a crop this year.
Sure wished we could attend Rollo and Arlene Fishers 60th Anniversary  in Albia, Iowa. We will be in Nevada then. Here's their address if you wish to send a card, 303 3rd Ave.E   , Albia,Ia. 52531, you probably will need to call them if planning to attend as they're having drinks and Dinner at the Albia Country Club.
Love you guys!

Well, that's all I can think of right now. Until next week, bye ya'll


Friday, April 5, 2019

April 5th

Well folks Summer is here!  We are supposed to have 80's and up to 90 this weekend and thru Thursday of next week.  Today was cloudy all day but mid 80's.

We have several cards up we are signing, one to Kathy Cochran who fell and broke her pelvis and has been in the hospital, one day I think. then this morning Al Lenius scared everyone thinking he was having a stroke, found out it's Palsy. I understand Palsy can last 2 or 3 months with some drooping of the mouth on one side of the face,  it's a viral thing.Anyone can get it.
Also a card for Patty Shellito  Harris in ICU.

The Park sure has emptied out.
Our Friday coffee and donuts start this Friday, the office buys the first week, then we take turns furnishing them, making coffee and cleaning up after. It's nice to get-to-gether and share new  news etc.

I saw on a friends blog that Magnolia Park was getting in quite a few mobile homes, We drove thru and saw them, found out they're Fema trailers, and all one side, there are no windows. They have just the frig and stove in them. I guess the owner of the park will be selling them pretty cheaply....We saw 6 of them.

I have planted cilantro, parsley, potatos , 2 kinds of jalepeno bushes all doing really well. After the rain everything looks so green and trees all leafed out.Lots of lillies in bloom at many mobiles.

If I hear any news I will pass it on .






Monday, April 1, 2019

April 1st


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I didn't make the Monday morning meeting today, but I have been told there were not over 40 people there.  Donna Granath furnished the donuts.

Yesterday was very miserable.Windy
 Down to 40's, rain and wind. today has been some what better with mostly a very light drizzel. But weatherman says all will change and Sunny skies returning. We got around an inch and a half rain.




Monday, March 25, 2019

News from Monday meeting



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RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.

Accompanist – Jan Delashmit

Invocation – Cathy Probst, a very fitting prayer on asking God's guidance as our Winter Texans start their journey home

Secretary Report – Maxine Topel

Treasurer Report – Sandy Novak

MANAGEMENT REPORT: Manager Craig Wished all safe travels Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

There was a motion made that Marge Rexroad Chair, the meetings for April and November, and Darlene Bryant, Co-Chair, motion carried.

Treasurer Sandy Novak gave report, approved. We voted to give summer residents $350 for their activities.

Refrigerators and freezer to be left on or off, Summer folks to decide

Properties chair Ron Zoeller said rope lights has will be installed this week

FREE movie 5:30 potluck, movie at 7. Ron Zoeller has a Liz Taylor movie alternative choice if we prefer color. Final free movie will be shown April 4.

Helen Curtis asks you to call 603-674-3869, when you know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call Helen, leave message & name. She will return calls if she knows who called

Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com Read her blog during the summer .. let her know if you have info you’d like included. Her email is bodogabby@aol.com.

Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.

Upcoming Events:

March 29th – Happy Hour/Potluck before free movie, 5:30 p.m., chaired by Denise Cheek, Red Tyler & Mary Nelson

April 21 – Easter Dinner .. Chaired by the Krantz's


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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

March 11th Newsletter

Sorry the Newsletter was late, I forgot to put it in the blog 😃


RVE CLUB MEETING – Chair John Geer called meeting to order. We recited “Pledge to the Flag” & sang “God Bless America”. Meeting closed by singing club song, ”We Love Our Valley Home”.

Accompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – Mark Probst
Secretary Report – Maxine Topel
Treasurer Report – Sandy Novak

MANAGEMENT REPORT: Managers Craig & Dana Daves report they still have RVE shirts, hats, cozies available at patio price. We were AGAIN reminded to pick up after our pets. The floor in Friendship Hall has been washed & waxed for final time of this season .. so if you have a function in the hall, you need to clean up after. Website for park is riovalleyestates.com

Board Members -- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Mike Reiff, Larry Pavlis; Finance – Sandy Novak, Gordon Amos, Jim Moeller. Nominated and approved to serve on committees for coming season were: Finance, Sandy Olson replacing Jim Moeller; Properties, Lynn Stamp replacing Larry Pavlis & Mark Probst replacing Mike Reiff. Sandy & Lynn are 3 yr terms; Mark is unexpired 2 yr. term.

Treasurer Sandy Novak's gave her report. It was approved.

Properties chair Ron Zoeller said kitchen curtains have been “put on hold” until fall. The refrigerator/freezer will be turned off for the summer after Easter dinner. We will have more information next week on rope light installation.

Monday Night Dances are over for the season. Chairs were Craig & Dana Daves. It was a great season with average attendance at 115 folks each week. Price increases to $7 pp next season.

FREE movie this week will be “Grumpy Old Men”. Final free movie will be shown April 4.

Friday night entertainments are over for this season. Chairing next season are Marylyn Mason & Lucy Johnson.

Mark Probst said, “My mind said I could, but my hands said I can’t” concerning reupholstering of chairs. He worked on two chairs and suggests that we purchase new chairs instead.

Postal delivery person requests we stay clear of boxes while she is in the area making deliveries. This is for our safety.

Helen Curtis asks you to call 603-674-3869, when you know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call Helen, leave message & name. She will return calls if she knows who called. Card this week was for Irene Quail, in hospital for a few days.

Thanks to our club board for the delicious biscuits & gravy we have enjoyed on Saturday morning the past few weeks. Has anyone volunteered for next week?

Ice Cream on Sundays draws a sociable crowd & we thank Kruckmans & Wieners. We need volunteers to serve for remainder of March. Do we have any volunteers?

Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com ..

Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.

Editor has returned … here’s a big THANK YOU TO DONNA GABBERT for doing Monday newsletters during editor’s absence. It is appreciated more than you know, Donna!!

Mary Lou and Donna announce the final newsletter

this season will be next week .. March 18.

If you have something you wish published before

summer break, get note to Mary Lou at #103.



Upcoming Events:

March 13 – Park Pizza Party, Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m.
March 13 – Hotdogs on grill Social Hour, $2 pp, 4:30-5 p.m. Bring a non-meat dish to share, sign up sheet. Music by Fred, pass the hat
March 14 – ROPA Style Show, 1 p.m,, $1 pp at door, Pat Printy chairs
March 15 – Felix from VA, in Friendship Hall, 9:30 a.m. to answer questions from vets
March 16 – St. Pat’s, Beef & Cabbage, 3:30 p.m., $10 pp, Gonnermans chair
March 19 – Potluck in 99’s, Lot E-9, 5 p.m. Bring dish, table service and chairs, hosts are Gordon & Joyce Amos

Dave Johnson #93 has park directories, $2 each.

John Norris, #246, has park picture books. You may purchase from him, $5 each. After March 17, you may pick these up from Sharon Sprague, #244.

Activity Calendars available per Judi DeKoning. Give any changes to Judi, #67.

Editor Mary Lou requests WRITTEN notes if you want announcement/info in newsletter. You may hand deliver to her at Lot #103 or at Monday morning meeting.

Ron Zoeller takes recycling items on Tuesdays, 1 p.m. Final day for recycling is April 2.

Vic Greenlee, #222, invites golfers to let him know if they have interest in playing at any of the Valley courses.

Jim Moeller announced next season Bean Bags will be played at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

A suggestion for bench to be placed by shower in 99s was given by Sandy Olson. She said some dog walkers need a rest in the middle of walk. Approved.

A thank you was heard from Irene Quail. #49, to all who have donated items they take to VA Home. Irene also announced she still has RVE cookbooks, $5 each.

A reminder from Rex Rexroad that Alex will give VA information in hall on March 15, 9:30 a.m.

Park Breakfast is at Fiesta Tex-Mex Thursdays, 8 a.m.

“If man evolved from monkeys and apes,

why do we still have monkeys and apes?”

Don’t forget to go enjoy pizza this Wed., March 13, at Peter Piper Pizza, 11:30 a.m. Wear your name tags. Bring your Peter Piper mug & your pop is free. Prizes plus free ice cream. Rickes & Goodwins chair.

Wed. Social hour this week will be hot dog grilling, (dogs furnished) $2 pp, 4:30 – 5 p.m. Bring a non-meat dish to share. Sign up at back of hall so they can get a count of how many hot dogs to buy. There will be music by Fred G, pass the hat!!

Pat Printy reminded us of ROPA Style Show March 14, 1 p.m. Models need to write description of item they are modeling including where they purchased it & cost. Contest for funniest or silliest hat will be held with prize for winner. Admission is $1 pp. A light lunch will be served at the break. Needing help to set up at 11 a.m. Models should arrive at 12:30, helpers at 12:15. As Pat says, “Be there or be square!”

This Friday, March 15, is the last Park Potluck of the season, according to Mary Nelson, Red Tyler, & Denise Cheek. They thank all who supported this. In 2020 potlucks change to Thursday evenings, 5:30 p.m. followed by free movie. “We know there will be several Thursdays that may have to be cancelled” say Mary, Red & Denise..

Plan to attend March 16 Corn Beef & Cabbage dinner chaired by Chuck & Nancy Gonnerman.. $10 pp ticket sales ended March 4. Time to eat is 3:30 p.m. They could use some help cleaning up after the dinner.

Gordon & Joyce Amos chair the 99’s Potluck on March 19. It will be held at Lot #E-9 at 5 p.m. Bring a covered dish to pass, your own table service plus chairs.

“Why do they put braille on the

drive-through bank machines?”

Final Newsletter will be printed March 18!!

If editor has this much room for jokes and

silly stuff .. must tell you why newsletters are done!

“Why is it that people say they ‘slept like a baby’

when babies wake up like every two hours?”


“If electricity comes from electrons,

Does morality come from morons?”


If your state has something special going on up north during the summer, tell editor to post in the newsletter.

Last summer, didn’t the Illinois friends get together the 3rd Thursday of each month, maybe a breakfast in Roscoe, Illinois? They also gathered at Dairy Queen for birthdays, usually the Sunday after the Thursday gettogether? Pass the word !! Or correct what editor is guessing!

The Iowa folks have an annual noon Potluck on the 2nd Wednesday in July at Comfort Inn, Story City. The Iowa campout is held at SkipAway Campground in Clermont, Aug. 4-11. If you wish to camp, you should make your own reservations with Terry Baker 563-423-7338 or 563-380-0841. Some come & stay at motels or b&b in area.

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A few things I’ve learned ..

Making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

You shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back sometimes.

Even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

Life sometimes gives you a second chance.

Every day you should reach out & touch someone…because people love that human touch .. holding hands, a warm hug,

or just a friendly pat on the back.

Plus I’ve learned .. I still have a lot to learn!.



Monday, March 4, 2019

March 4th

It won't be long and St. Patty's Day will be here, I am anxious to have Corned Beef and Cabbage on March 16th, the Gonnerman's will be cooking it up!!!😋

From Brock and Adrienne

Just a short note to let you know that we arrived safely last Thursday.  We wanted to say thank you for your thoughtful card and your donation for our little church up here in Ontario.  Know that it will be used to do God’s work in our town and provide for more outreach so more people can come to Jesus for salvation 
As my first job as the Pastor of Digital Ministry, I am sending links to our church’s website and Facebook pages.  I would love if you would forward this email as a way of sharing the webpage links with your email contacts and ask them to do the same.  I would also hope that you would like and share our Facebook page.  I see this as great opportunity to spread the wonderful word of the Gospel message.  Who knows; maybe folks will come to know the Lord through the Gospel as found on our website.  All of our pastor’s sermons are available to listen to on line and a short Bible study is provided for each message under the title of Digging Deeper.  Under the title of Christ Revealed is a Video and Bible Study that has received rave reviews from all participants.  New studies will be added after March 3 as we gear up for Part 2 of the Study. I know there are people out there that are desperate for a life change and you might end up being the catalyst for changing someone’s life.  I thank you so much for your friendship and I know the Lord will bless you for your work on His behalf.
Adrienne and I sincerely hope that our paths will cross again in the future (our dentist is in Mexico) but if that is not to be so, our hope is that we will see you on the “other side of the Jordan” when our Dear Saviour comes again. May our Father in heaven bless you and give you peace. 
All our love
Brock, Adrienne and Pica Laing

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Newsletter

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R.V.E, CLUB MEETING -
 
Chair John Geer called the meeting to order
 
New arrivals this morning Peg Haylen also, not mentioned, Wally and Jean Wichmann
 
Pledge to the flag and singing “God Bless America” was sung.
 
Acompanist – Jan Delashmit
Invocation – John Geer read a prayer for travelers
Secretary Report – Maxine Topel
Treasurer Report – Sandy Novak
Propertie Report – Ron Zollar said they're still trying to find
better curtains for the kitchen. He said the movie this week will be a Doris Day Rock Hudson movie.
 
Board Members -- Properties – Ron Zoeller, Mike Reiff, Larry Pavlis Finance – Sandy Novak, Gordon Amos, Jim Moeller.
 
Judy Dekoning said names will be submitted for replacing
2 Propertys and 1 Finance board members
 
MANAGEMENT REPORT: Craig men are working in the office on internet. The office has the key situation redone and if you want to stop by and get your key and try it, you may wish to do so. Many folks looking for rentals for next season, let the office know if you have a rental. Sweetwater band tonight, looking to book other bands for next year.
 
Monday Night Dance “Sweetwater $6.00 pp
 
Our Mail lady says to stay away from the mailbox area until she finishes putting up the mail, she complained that folks are trying to get their mail before she's done
 
Website for park is riovalleyestates.com
 
This Friday Entertainment New entertainment chair, Marlyn Mason said Friday was the last entertainment for this season, 209 attended.
 
Helen Curtis asks you to call 603-674-3869, when you know of someone needing card due to illness/death in family. Cards to sign are in office area. If you call Helen, leave message & name. She will return calls if she knows who called. Cards this week are for: Al and Sharon Johnson, serious health issues. Linda Palermo said cards going up for Vets to sign and a card thanking our police officers who helped serve the Veteran's dinner again this year
 
Plan to enjoy breakfast of biscuits & gravy plus eggs Saturday morning, this will be their last Sat. …served by club board, $3 pp. 7:00 to 8:30
 
Donna Gabbert keeps us informed with a blog. Find it at www.donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com ..
Club website by Judi DeKoning is RVEWTC.com .. for “members only”, the password is riovalley.
Upcoming Events:
March 6 – Iowa Potluck, noon, Hovers chair
March 14 – ROPA Style Show, 1 p.m… Pat Printy chairs
March 16 – St. Pat’s, Beef & Cabbage, $10 pp, Gonnermans chair
March 19 – 99's Potluck on E-9 5:00
 
 

Dave Johnson #93 has new park directories, $2 each.
 
Activity Calendars available per Judi DeKoning. Give any changes to Judi, #67.
 
WRITTEN notes if you want announcement/info in newsletter
 
Ron Zoeller takes recycling items on Tuesdays at 1 p.m. You may leave items in back of his car.
 
Wednesday Social Hours . March 13th, hotdogs on the grill,, $2.00 p.p.4:30 – 5:00, bring a non meat dish to share, please sign up in back of hall so they know how many dogs to buy, Music by Fred!!! Pass the hat!!
 
Gordon and Joyce Amos chair the 99's potluck on March 19th on E-9 at 5:00, bring a covered dish to pass, your own table service and chairs
 
Ed & Charilyn Hover chair the Iowa potluck dinner in Friendship Hall March 6, noon.
 
Pat Printy chairs ROPA Style Show March 14, 1 p.m. If you have anything you would like to model from ROPA, Thrift Store, Good Will, wherever, see sign up sheets. There will be a contest held. Admission is $1.00 , could use a few more models.
 
Plan to attend March 16 Corn Beef & Cabbage dinner chaired by Gonnermans. Time 3:30
They could use some help cleaning up after the dinner.
 
Kathy Cochran says a Mexican Fiesta will be held next season, Feb. 27th Maxine Topel thinks ribbons for winners of table decorations would be nice as all the work and creativity going into the decorating, Kathy agrees!
 
Dave Johnson thanked the Club for money used to resurface shuffleboard courts
 
John Norris made a motion for money for 75 more park picture books, approved
 
Mark Probst will have several chairs he's apholstered for us to see how we like them
 
Felix from the VA will be here the 15th at 9:00 to visit
and answer questions from the Veterans
 
Geers are leaving the Park after 10 years, traveling and looking at Arizona, possibly
Rex read a letter from the Laings go to donnasramblingsatrve.blogspot.com to read the letter.